In this case I’m referring to Citizen Scientists who are assisting in bird surveys being conducted by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. If you have a bird feeder in your back yard you can join others across the continent that are gathering data to better understand and conserve birds. This is an RSVP assignment and all time spent working on this project should be counted. Unlike other RSVP assignments there is a $15 fee to participate in "Project FeederWatch". The first 5 volunteers to contact me about their plans to participate and actually record their November volunteer hours spent on the project will receive full reimbursement of the fee in December. So don’t delay…the season begins soon, running from November 8 to April 3.
Contact me or go directly to http://birds.cornell.edu/LabPrograms/CitSci/ to learn more about winter projects, including the annual 4 day bird count being conducted Feb 13-16, 2009.
Call me about a new option for reporting your volunteer hours ‘on-line’ with ‘Web Assistant’.